The Prescription of 吳茱萸湯
The book Shang Han Lun
- Wu Zhu Yu (Fructus Euodiae) 3 g,
- Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng) 6 g,
- Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 4 dates,
- Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 18 g.
Wu Zhu Yu: The principal drug, being pungent and bitter in flavor and heat in nature, warming the stomach to disperse cold, removing stagnated food, descending Qi to lower the turbid.
Ren Shen: Invigorating primodial Qi and benifiting Yin.
Sheng Jiang: Warming the stomach to purge cold.
The Effect of 吳茱萸湯
Warming the middle-Jiao to tonify the spleen and stomach, keeping the adverse flow of the stomach-Qi going down to stop vomiting.
Syndrome due to deficiency-cold in the stomach, marked by nausea after meal, fullness in the chest and gastric region, gastric pain, gastric discomfort with acid regurgitation, or due to Jueyin disease marked by headache and vomiting with foams, or due to Shaoyin disease marked by vomiting and diarrhea; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic gastritis, nervous headache, vomiting in pregnancy, gastrointestinal neurosis, Meniere’s disease, drug anaphylactic vomiting, etc.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken 3 times.